A HAMPSHIRE home has been "completely destroyed" after a fire tore through its thatched roof.

Fire crews from across the county rushed to battle the blaze at a home in Beauworth Road, Beauworth.

Its roof was completely destroyed and the building suffered extensive damage during the fire that was reported at around 7pm last night.

Around 50 firefighters and 12 fire engines were on the scene assisted by support vehicles.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services are still at the house monitoring the situation.

Fire chiefs reported that all residents are safe and advised neighbours to keep their windows and doors closed.

Last night the road was blocked between the A272 and Salt Lane and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

No one has been reported as injured and the cause of the fire will be investigated today.

Firefighters from Alresford, Basingstoke, Alton, Fareham, Winchester, Eastleigh, Beaulieu, Redbridge and St Mary's, Hightown and Romsey all attended the fire.